‘The Last Witch’ by Sabina Gabrielli Carrara


Back in 1974, the dormant Irish village of Seacross is shocked by the gruesome circumstances of young Margaret Morehouse’s death. Forty-five years later history seems to repeat itself and the quiet life of the coastal Irish village is suddenly shaken by a series of ritualistic murders. Someone had broken the pact of secrecy to obtain justice, but if the truth comes out nobody will be spared, from the future Taoiseach to the local men of power. Inspector Billy McCabe is called to investigate but what hides behind those deaths is more obscure than he thinks. Not only will the inspector have to face his demons and test his beliefs but he will also have to watch over his shoulder because nobody can be trusted, not even the ones closest to him. In the end, McCabe will find his way out of the net of lies and old secrets, but at what price?

My Review

If there’s one thing I like doing it’s discovering new authors and Sabrina Gabrielli Carrara is certainly a new author for me.  I read the synopsis for ‘The Last Witch’ and it certainly sounded like just my kind of read.  I thoroughly enjoyed every single minute of ‘The Last Witch’ but more about that in a bit.

It didn’t take me long to get into this story.  In fact by the time I got to the bottom of the first page, I knew that I was going to be in for a treat and then some.  The more of the book that I read, the more I wanted to read and the quicker the pages seemed to turn.  At one point I literally couldn’t turn the pictures quick enough.  I was intrigued by the crime, intrigued by the characters and curious to see in which direction the story was going to take next.  I soon got to the end of the story.  I found ‘The Last Witch’ to be a gripping read, which kept me guessing and kept my attention throughout.

‘The Last Witch’ is extremely well written.  The author grabbed my attention from the start and drew me into what proved to be a compelling read.  For me the story hit the ground running and maintained a fairly fast pace throughout.  I felt as though I was part of the story and that’s thanks to Sabina’s very vivid and realistic storytelling.  I loved the fact that the story was set in Ireland as I am very fond of the country.

In short, I thoroughly enjoyed reading ‘The Last Witch’ and I would recommend it to other readers.  I will certainly be reading more of Sabina’s work in the future.  The score on the Ginger Book Geek’s board is a very well deserved 5* out of 5*.

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